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. myers. i promise you. stay with cnn for the latest on what's happening tonight in japan. coming up tonight at 10:00 eastern, i'll be watching, hope you will as well. anderson cooper hosting a special edition of "a c360" live from japan. now to my colleague wolf blitzer in paris traveling with secretary of state hillary clinton leading up to "the situation room." wolf? >>> prook, thanks very much. happening now, we're following breaking news. a new reactor breakdown adds to fears of a nuclear disaster in japan. u.n. experts insist there's no sign of a meltdown right now, but over the past few hours we've seen another explosion, a radiation spike and almost constant danger. it's 6:00 a.m. tuesday morning in japan, and rescuers are racing against time. we're with the crews searching for survivors and bodies. over three days after that monster quake and tsunami, and the other major story we're following right now. libyan rebels, they are retreating. they are being defeated in some key towns. we're keeping the spotlight on moammar gadhafi's brutal fight to hold on to power. i'm in pair
states to our special cover of the disaster in japan. there are new reports a third reactor in fukushima may be in trouble. authorities say the cooling system on daiichi's number two reactor has stopped working and pressure is building up. this follows a fresh blast in the area that houses reactor number three. six people were injured in that explosion. the likely cause was a hydrogen buildup. radiation contamination levels are being tested. they did rise after the incident but the chief cabinet secretary says he does not believe there is a leak. 2,000 bodies have been found in two locations in miyagi prefecture. 1,600 deaths are confirmed with 2,000 injured, at least 1700 people are missing. more on the compromised nuclear power plant in fukushima. the cooling system of reactor two stopped working today and pressure has been building up inside. this marks the third reactor in trouble there. matthew chance is in moscow to explain the differences. matthew, first of all, there have been concerns. people living in the area don't believe what they are being told by the safety agencies there
, this is "world business today." we're following two big stories for you this friday, march 18th. >>> in japan, urgent attempts to avert a nuclear crisis enter a second week at the fukushima daiichi plant. workers douse one of the rea reactors with a water cannon. >>> in libya, gunfire in benghazi. but this time in celebration. rebels are rejoicing. but fears of retaliation by moammar gadhafi's forces are pushing the price of oil higher of. >>> so let's go straight to one of our top stories. the u.n. security council has put moammar gadhafi on notice that it will no longer permit his military bombardment of rebel positions from the air. while the council approved a no-fly zone on thursday authorizing "all necessary measures to protect civilians," libyan's ambassador to the united nations warmly welcomed thursday's revolution. he sides with the opposition and has called on gadhafi to step down. >> i would like to start by thanking the members of the security council for the resolution today. it is a clear message -- it is a clear message to the libyan people that they are not alone, that the in
assist in japan after the huge earthquake and tsunami. >>> also, conflicting reports on a possible nuclear meltdown there. what's actually happening? >>> all of this causing a sizeable economic impact in japan, the u.s. and beyond. you're in the cnn news room. i'm fredricka witfield. we'll get to all of those angles in japan and beyond. but first, a look at some other top stories. in the middle east, yemeni security forces fired guns and tear gas at protesters outside sanaa university today. at least 110 people were hurt. protesters are angry over high unemployment and what they see as government corruption and a lack of political freedom. >>> two men with ties to egypt's former leader have been arrested for orchestrating this assault on protesters in cairo's tahrir square. armed attackers charged through the crowd on horses and camels last month. nine days later, hosni mubarak was overthrown. >>> and in the u.s., new york police and the ntsb are investigating a bus crash that killed 14 people. there are conflicting reports about what caused the bus to flip and swerve into a pole y
>>> disaster in japan. efforts to control that crippled nuclear power plant have failed. officials admit burying the reactors in cement may be the only option left. as japan remembers the devastating quake and tsunami that hit one week ago today, changing their country forever. >>> and the battle for libya. the u.n. security council gives the okay for international military action against moammar gadhafi's forces. military action against moammar gadhafi's forces. but is it too little, too late? captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody, and thanks for joining us, i'm betty nguyen. the nuclear crisis in japan moves into its second week. and this morning, the head of the u.n.'s nuclear energy agency says japan is racing against the clock. here's the latest. engineers hope to reconnect electricity to at least two of the reactors at the fukushima daiichi power plant sometime today. but, it is unclear if any of the cooling systems will work. smoke is rising from reactor number 2, but officials don't know why. fire trucks are now being used to spray water on the plant, and att
in this story. >>> that frantic battle to contain a nuclear situation growing more serious by the moment. japan is asking the u.s. for help and a very, very small particle of radiation has reached the united states. japan just raised the level of this nuclear incident from a 4 to a 5, although other experts had already pegged it at a 6 on the scale of 7. nuclear experts have been saying for days, japan is underplaying this crisis. here are the official numbers. 6,539 people are dead. of course that number has been climbing steadily. right now, another 10,354 people still missing. as japan struggles to deal with the aftermath of this disaster, 410,000 people are living in shelters or with friends because they have no homes to go to or had to leave the contamination zone. take a look at this new video. it is the closest look we had at japan's troubled fukushima nuclear complex. it's the reason why many people are leaving. a diplomat just told the associated press that a miniscule levels of radiation have reached california's coast. although he says it's, quote, about a billion times beneath level
has been evacuated. japan says the amount of radiation leaked is small. the u.s. navy is repositions away from the plant after low levels of radiation found on crew members who took place in a relief mission. correspondents are in place all over the nation. you will hear from them throughout the day. >>> a new explosion at an already damaged nuclear plant has japan and the world on edge. this is from the fukushima daiichi plant. we understand the fuel rods were exposed at reactor number two. that is dangerous. it could mean big problems down the road. according to the "new york times" the "uss ronald reagan" sailed into a radioactive cloud and crew members were exposed to low level radiation and had to be treated. now the "uss ronald reagan" is moving out to sea. here is stan grant and what he had to say about the threat of a nuclear crisis. >> we have been focusing on the one and three reactor at the daiichi plant. the number two cooler was knocked out. that is dangerous territory if the water level drops too quickly. as they did with one and three, they pumped sea water into reacto
out of japan. >>> it is 2:00 a.m. tuesday in japan where fears of a nuclear meltdown are only part of the national nightmare, and maybe not even the biggest part. twice now since friday's catastrophe earthquake and tsunami, explosions have rocked the nuclear plant 40 miles south of sendai. you can see the smoke in the distance. the latest happened just hours ago, injuring workers, knocking out the cooling system for another reactor that had been mostly unscathed. workers are scrambling and right now failing to keep the reactor cool from sea water. we'll get much more in a live report in just a moment. >>> elsewhere the focus is people, finding them, saving them, feeding them, reuniting them. it's being done with boats, helicopters and even bicycles. this man has been riding from one shelter to another in search of his wife. 2,000 japanese are unaccounted for. still survivors who have nothing else are refusing to let go of hope. >> translator: i'm looking for my daughter. our home is gone so she wouldn't know where to go. as other family members are safe, i only hope my daughter is
prefecture. self defense forces say they found a young man eight days after the earthquake hit central japan. rescuers found the man in the collapsed house on saturday morning. he was immediately taken to a hospital. the self-defense forces say a young man has been rescued in miyagi prefecture eight days after the earthquake hit. the man was found in a collapsed house on saturday morning. he was immediately taken to a hospital. our best wishes for his recovery. >>> at the troubled in fukushima , the fight continues to fight the radiation hazard. it will resume the operation in the afternoon. tokyo electric power company is making efforts to restore power to the cooling system. the tokyo fire department began spraying water into the storage pool into the number three reactor building early on saturday morning. it suspended the operation after spraying water for 20 minutes to connect electricity cables. five fire engines and 13 firefighters were the at site. one truck has a 22 meter discharging arm.the firefighter to resume spraying on saturday afternoon. they have left the hose in place so
develop -pblts and brand-new stories this hour. the scale of japan's disaster one of the worst in history. another strong earthquake shakes tokyo. a tsunami clams one coastal city, the damage $40 million. forces loyal to moammar gadhafi reportedly making big gains. word they captured an opposition stronghold west of the capitol. what is next, a question we are going to ask. it's all new and live and it's "happening now." greg: a lot of news to get to on this tuesday. good morning to you i'm jon scott. jenna: good morning, i'm jenna lee. we are here in the fox newsroom. happening right now a new aftershock rocking gentleman man as the nation koeps with a nuclear disaster in the making after a third exemploys at one of your plants causing radiation to league out at dangerous levels. the water meant to cool off the fuel rods now reportedly boiling, a very tphopl must sign, jon, some way. greg: that's right. at least two dozen people nearby getting the contamination treatment while another 140,000 people in the danger season have been ordered to seal themselves indoors. jenna: just imagine wh
from a horrific earthquake and tsunami. plus this. video coming out of japan is devastating and this is some of the most compelling. a roof collapse is captured in a theater. we're devoting most of this hour to the amazing video and images captured by those who witnessed it up close. i'm talking about cnn ireporters in japan. it is a special ireport newscast here. >>> and there's lots of other big news happening right here in the u.s. look at those pictures, including a tragic bus accident in new york city that killed at least 14 people. a live report just moments away. i'm don lemon, thank you for joining us. let's get you caught up on the news right now. >>> let's start in japan where the eyes of the world or on the devastation there. the clock is particularing to find survivors after the 8.9 magnitude earthquake and the tsunami that followed. crews have rescued more than 3,000 people but thousands more are missing, nearly 10,000 in one town alone. japanese media report the death toll is more than 900, but that number is expected to rise. six million households are without
the will and the determination to come back after something like this, it is japan. and we'd like to encourage you to help them. they need it. we've made it really easy for you. just go to our web page cnn.com/impact. >>> and now it's time for me to pass it over to brooke baldwin. brooke, you can't help but want to help these people when you look at these images? >> absolutely. cnn.com/impact. thank you, randi. >>> i want to begin this newscast today with an image i cannot shake. an entire village wiped out in 90 seconds. 90 seconds for the ocean to swell and overtake this one town while those who live there, those who had moved quickly enough, watched from higher ground. watch this with me. >> doesn't that just take your breath away? imagine you're one of the fortunate perched atop this hill watching your home, your town, people scrambling in the bottom left watching it all being wiped away. that was friday in miyagi prefecture. the twin forces in that tsunami were just the beginning. look at this. we have the satellite photo from digital globe and it shows the damage to the reactors at the fukushima daiichi
>>> on the broadcast tonight, the desperate measures under way to get the nuclear crisis in japan under control. >>> and president obama tells americans there's no threat from radiation coming across the pacific. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> a special good evening to our viewers joining us in the west. while the japanese deal with a staggering humanitarian crisis, they are now engaging in a last-resort effort to stop perhaps multiple meltdowns at nuclear reactors. and today president obama had to reassure the american public especially those along the west coast, that these fears of some sort of radioactive cloud coming across the pacific just aren't true. here now the latest on the disaster in japan. desperate measures now under way to lessen the nuclear disaster. while tonight japanese officials are saying they have rare good news of some levels stabilizing, late today we got the first look at the reactors close up. this new video of a helicopter fly-over showing the destruction. then there are the numbers. just under 5700 dead, ju
mobilizing. >> what we're seeing from japan is incomprehensible. so much damage, so much misery. these aerial pictures are from the japan broadcasting corporation nhk. you can see what the monster waves did to one area. i-reporter harrison payton sent us these pictures. it was so strong he could barely stay on his feet. japan's government says efforts to cull the reactor at the fukushima power plant. the blast injured four workers, crumbled concrete wars and is heightening fears of a nuclear meltdown. stan grant, authorities plan to give out iodine to residents in fukushima. how big a problem is this at this point? >> reporter: yeah, you're right, becky. and that iodine would work to offset the impact of any radiation. i can also bring you some reports that are circulating here in japanese media. i stress that cnn haven't independently confirmed this, but japanese authorities reporting that some workers at the plant have had exposure to radiation. this nuclear emergency became even more critical -- a loud explosion was heard. then we saw these plumes of smoke heading in to the sky. and that r
>>> good morning. breaking news. a major 8.9 magnitude earthquake rocks japan triggering a powerful tsunami. the wall of water up to 33 feet high pushing homes and cars miles. at least 32 people are dead so far. there is a tsunami warning in hawaii and parts of the u.s. west coast today friday, march hawaii and parts of the u.s. west coast today friday, march 11, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> welcome to "today" on this friday morning. i'm meredith vieira. >> i'm ann curry in for matt. this was a powerful earthquake. the images are stunning out of japan. it shows the tsunami sweeping inland, some 60 miles over farmland in sendai japan, 200 miles north of tok yochlt cars, housings, buildings being swept out with this massive wave. >> it started with an 8.9 magnitude quake that hit around 2:45 p.m. local time. it is the largest quake in japan's recorded history and the fifth strongest quake in the world in the past 111 years. there have been at least 19 aftershocks, including several stronger than last month's devastating quake in new zealand. a tsunami warnin
that there hasn't been a broader call for help from japan may have something to do with it. relief efforts right now are focused on immediate needs like food, water and medical care. all goods and services that can be purchased locally. internationally charities like the red cross, world vision and save the children are on the ground doi ining exactly that already. that's why cash donations now directed at those charities may be the best thing americans can do to help the victims when their need is the most. for more information, go to cnn.com/impact. >>> that's it for me. brooke baldwin takes over now with "newsroom". >>> my promise to you, we won't get too far from japan chblt we'll get to the new images and information there in just a moment. >>> first, i want you to listen to what secretary of state hillary clinton has now just told cnn's wolf blitzer. >> we don't want any ambiguity. only the security council can authorize action, and if they do authorize action, there needs to be a true international response, including arab leadership and partnership. >> wolf is traveling right along with
team in tripoli. but we begin with the terrible devastation in northeastern japan. the destruction there simply epic. the death toll mounting. exact numbers unknown. now a nuclear emergency. several badly damaged power station reactors with serious cooling problems. pressure building. reports now of radiation venting at two of them. we'll talk to a woman whose husband was in one of the plants, he escaped. all of it and everything else. the result of the fifth largest quake in recorded history. just look at that wave. followed by the wave, a fast-moving tsunami wave that turned everything into its past, even miles inland, into rubble. watch as it hits those buildings head on. this is what it looked like as it made landfall. you can see it's not just seawater we're talking about. there is deadly debris, cars, trucks, small houses being swept along, smashing and battering everything in their path. the tsunami reaching all the way to the american west coast where several people were swept out to sea. magnitude 8.9. look at those cars being swept away. according to the u.s. geological s
noticeable, has yet to be seen. >> japan's east coast, hit with a 23-foot tsunami, shortly after the quake struck. police along the country's northeast coast, report finding the bodies of two to three hundred people, japan railways working to find a missing passenger train. while the government reports the giant wave swept away a ship, carrying about 100 people. >> unfortunately we expect to get more reports like those, 8.9 magnitude quake is japan's worst on record as we say, one of the worst in world history. and rocked cities hundreds of miles from epicenter an spawned dozens and dozens, as we hear it of aftershocks. >> look at one of japan's three nuke we're power plants, that are having some problems right now, the worst in the city of onahana where police ordered evacuations where a fire disabled a cooling system there. no reports of radiation leaking, secretary of state hillary clinton says the u.s. is sending coolant. >> there are fires as well, though, burning across the region with several major explosions, and japanese oil an chemical plants, you are looking at one over the oil
, we'll bring that to you live. in japan today here, the focus really is on this number 3 reactor. that is where we saw the video. you see it here of these helicopters dropping water. sea water in this attempt to cool it off and prevent a possible meltdown. tokyo electric or tepco is in this desperate rush to build a power line so the fukushima daiichi plant can power up its cooling systems once again. later on in this newscast, i'll be speaking with a man, an american man who was inside one of the facility, actually in a building next to one of the reactors working when the quake hit last friday. >> cracks were opening up on the ground. i looked over at the buildings around me and glass was breaking, lights, sirens, people screaming. >> can you imagine? he's a software engineer there for a couple weeks working on the power plant's computers. he has not spoken to cn nyet. but he will on this tram. we will also check in with our team in tokyo where shrinking supplies of food and gases are a growing concern. >>> a lot of ground to cover here. right off the bat, i want to show you so
. >> a fox urgent, nuclear crisis in japan. i'm harris falkner, we're live with a special edition of fox report. a new threat of multiple reactor meltdowns and frantically trying to cool down the reactors with sea water and are' looking at the two plants in question, fukushima where there's been at least one explosion and the other, where we're getting word now radiation levels have dropped back to normal after what they're doing there for the problem. japan's prime minister speaking about friday's twin disasters, the earthquake and tsunami and now the nuclear threat. his words through a translator. >> 65 years after the end of world war ii, this is the toughers and most difficult for japan in that period. >> harris: we're just starting to get some satellite images. this is sendai, the epicenter of the quake. before on the left side of the screen and after. you can see how a torrent of tsunami driven mud ripped through the covered ground here. the government confirming now more than 2500 buildings in that city destroyed. scientists have just revised their estimates now how big that earth
alert. t the disaster in japan keeps getting worse. japanese officials confirm that a meltdown could be occurring and we will have the latest. >> dave: this as the death toll is rising, the number of people killed could top a staggering 10,000 in one state alone. >> clayton: take a look at this, satellite image showing what a city in japan looked like before and then after the tsunami. stunning images show how powerful the natural disaster really was. "fox & friends," hour two, starts right now. . >> dave: for many of you it's hour number one, those of you that didn't spring forward and get the clocks reset. it is hour number two. >> clayton: and a lot happening. the nuclear explosion in one of the plants was-- the word from the government that the plant is on the verge of a meltdown. >> alisyn: hard to know. what's the late s, david. >> reporter: there's a warning from the government that there could be an explosion at the plant, there's been a build up of hydrogen, different from the one yesterday and warning that there could have been already a partial meltdown of one of the unit
of the globe and japan and the u.s. it would follow a little possible parcel of radiation all the way across the country and pacific. it would take many days. a lot of the radiation would be gone. there's just no threat. >> we will see. you'll keep watching, it as will i, but thanks so much for watching it here. want to turn things over to jessica yellin in "the situation room." jess, to you. >> happening now, breaking news. three nuclear reactors damaged to the core. the crisis in japan is said to be deteriorating right now. u.s. officials are suggesting the situation is more dire than many thought. with america's top nuclear watchdogs saying radiation levels are extremely high. freezing cold and snow adding to the hardship for quake and tsunami survivors there and hampering the rescue and recovery. more people now seem eager to get out of japan all together. >>> and wolf blitzer's one-on-one interview with secretary of state hillary clinton in egypt. she's talking about the disaster in japan, as well as the uprisings in libya and across the region. welcome to our viewers in the united stat
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, but how does it end? >>> in japan, the disaster deepens with new problems at the nuclear plant. there are new fears about food safety and an american family has received the worst possible news about their daughter. our teams are on the ground. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. in addition to two wars on two other fronts, the united states military tonight is engaged against libya. the attacks are in the form of air strikes. 32 of them in just the last 24 hours. about half now being carried out by u.s. aircraft. and there have been 136 cruise missiles launched. only eight of them by british armed forces. the rest launched by the u.s. they have hit targets up and down the libyan coastline, mostly aimed at libyan defenses, so the coalition aircraft can begin enforcing that no-fly zone over a larger portion of the country. the united states says moammar gadhafi is not a target personally, but president obama says the u.s. acted in these attacks he launched from south america to stop gadhafi from firing on his own people. we
. the "news nation" is following the latest on the nuclear emergency in japan where it is 3:00 a.m. local time. threat level is now being called a six out of seven by the french authority of nuclear safety. a watchdog group that monitors radiation safety. chernobyl, for some perspective here, was six out of serve. three mile island was rated a five. latest explosion in unit two of the fukushima plant may be the worst yet. international atomic energy agency says there's evidence it breached the primary containment shell. that means more radiation could be leaking from that unit. the iaea says radiation levels at site have been decreasing. people living within 20 kilometers of the plant have been evacuated and are lining up to be scanned for radiation. a no-fly zone has been established around the crippled nuclear plant for 30 kilometers. global economic fears, the stock market plummeted today because of the nuclear concerns and right now the dow, let's take a look at it, is down 178 point. it mentioned it opened down nearly 300 points earlier. today one of the biggest aftershocks to hit japan s
the u.s. will now lead military action to stop gadhafi's brutal crackdown. and in japan, the nuclear crisis goes up a notch, increased to a higher alert level. what will it take to cool down those reactors and prevent a nuclear meltdown. our teams are on the ground across the world and "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> a special good evening to our viewer in the west tonight. tonight we have to take you on something of a tour of the world to cover the overwhelming amount of news going on. and while we have been focused on the disaster in japan, where the nuclear alert level actually went up a notch today, while it's been going on for exactly a week tonight, instead we must begin tonight back in libya. today president obama announced that on top of the twor wars we're fighting, the u.s. will now take the lead on possible military action in libya. the u.n. approved it last night. it started out as a no-fly zone but has grown into something perhaps bigger. a nato ultimatum of gadhafi of libya that the president says is non-negotiable. gadhafi d
in libya. also breaking news on the deteriorating situation in japan. so welcome, once again, to "american morning." it's been a week now since all of this happened. the tsunami, the earthquake, the number of dead in japan continuing to rise as hopes fade of finding any more survivors amid the rubble. in the meantime, the radiation concerns are spreading, as well. crews are now desperately trying to cool down fuel at one nuclear reactor. the number of dead has climbed to 6,500 people. and the search grows more frantic with 10,000 people still missing. >>> turning to fast-moving developments in libya, stopping gadhafi. britain, france, and the u.s. are scrambling to enforce a no-fly zone over libya now that the u.n. security council has authorized all necessary measures. cnn international correspondent nic robertson is live in tripoli. good morning, nic. >> reporter: good morning, christine. well, we've already heard from the deputy foreign minister here who says he doesn't expect immediate air strikes here, but wouldn't say what preparations the army or anyone else in the country may be ta
. >>> here are the developments we're following this morning on the disaster in japan. president obama is allowing family members of u.s. government workers in japan to evacuate. arrangements are being made for charter flights. an earlier white house order told americans in japan to stay at least 50 miles away from the fukushima nuclear plant. japanese military helicopters have been dropping water on that crippled plant today. they're hoping the aerial assault will cool off the reactors and avoid a total meltdown. >>> the japanese stock market opened lower today. taking back yesterday's gains. the yen soared to a new high against the dollar on the currency markets. >>> finally, while the world watches the tragic events in japan, many wonder what we can do here to help. this includes one little massachusetts girl. >> she sprang into action selling her most precious items in hopes that she can help those who need it the most. here's tricia taskey of our affiliate wggb. >> here. >> this is autumn. and it's going to be hard for me to give her away. >> reporter: 7-year-old sage freeman is p
. officials in japan hope the helicopter bucket brigade can keep the reactors from overheating while the plant operators scramble to install a power line and use electricity to restore the reactor's cooling systems. >>> now, less than an hour ago, word came that the united states will start evacuating americans from japan, including private citizens and the families of u.s. personnel. president obama informed japan's prime minister of the plans tonight. the obama administration is chartering aircraft to accommodate americans who want to leave. also today the chairman of the u.s. regulatory commission says radiation near the fukushima plant is extremely high and damage at one reactor and worse than the japanese officials have acknowledged. >> and janna katsuyama just returned hours ago from tokyo. she is here now live. but how are the people feeling there now? >> well, it is a difficult situation there. walking through tokyo, the trains and the stations and the airport, there wasn't really any signs of panic or chaos. but we did find many foreigners quietly leaving. driving from tokyo to hanita
a truly ghastly day in the history of japan and a terrible day for the world. if you want to help the people of japan in the wake of this disaster, text to red cross to 90999 and donate $10 to the american red cross. that will help those poor people tonight. that's all for us tonight. here's anderson cooper with "ac 360." >> piers, thank you very much. good evening, everyone. we'll have important and late developments in the battle of libya, including an attack on our team in tripoli. but we begin with the terrible devastation in northeastern japan. the destruction there simply epic. the death toll mounting. exact numbers unknown. now a nuclear emergency. several badly damaged power station reactors with serious cooling problems. pressure building. reports now of radiation venting at two of them. we'll talk to a woman whose husband was in one of the plants when all this began, he escaped. all of it and everything else. the result of the fifth largest quake in recorded history. just look at that wave. followed by the wave, a fast-moving tsunami wave that turned everything into its
, because obviously, we are concerned about what is happening in japan. >> thank you, i'm with a japanese newspaper. i have two questions on the tragedy in japan. so you already touched on the issue in your opening statement, but i would like to ask about your personal feeling on the situation. you went to japan last year, and you went there, and now the tsunami off of the coast of japan and the waves washed away cars and houses and japanese people are devastated. i want to ask about your personal thoughts and feelings on that. secondly, you also touched on possible assistance from the united states to japan, and japanese government publicly said that japan asked for help from u.s. forces in japan. are you waiting to provide those assistance? >> the answer to the second question is yes. i told prime minister kan that we will provide whatever assistance they need. my understanding is that the main assistance that we will provide them is lift capacity. the ability for us to help in the cleanup. obviously, when you have a tsunami like this, as well as an earthquake, you have huge disruptions
effort to stop moammar gadhafis crackdown. >>> in japan, one week since the quake and tsunami call on the u.s. for more help. the non-stop battle. >>> japan's newest heroes, firefighters volunteering to fight the nuclear monster. >>> good morning. we begin with breaking news in the middle east. the u.s. and allies are preparing for a military strike against the government of moammar gadhafi. >> it comes after a vote from the u.n. security council to protect civilians at all costs. good morning, emily. >> reporter: good morning to you. for weeks now, the world condemned moammar gadhafi's people. now this puts force behind the words. four decades of moammar gadhafi's rule are challenged with a vote. >> translator: ten votes in favor. zero votes against. >> reporter: the u.n. security council voted a no-fly zone to protect rebels. >> this resolution demands an immediate cease-fire and an end to violence and attacks to civilians. >> reporter: this comes weeks after rebel resis tense. gadhafi said attacks are imminent. he said we are coming. we are looking for the traitors and should ha
in japan and beyond as a nation in i sis is forced to make very tough decisions. the battle for libya intensifying as rebels take a beating and government forces engage in nonstop shelling. will benghazi fall to moammar gadhafi. they are criticizing the president on not responding to issues at home and a broad. its all on "happening now." a good wednesday to you. i'm jon scott. jenna: i'm jenna lee. we are here in the fox newsroom and happening right now as jon just mentioned brand-new developments in the nuclear crisis that is gripping japan and company company taourg all of our attention. emergency workers who have have now dubbed the fukushima 50 risking their lives to prevent further disaster. this after another fir fire has broken out at the nuke plant. radiation is 300 times normal. jon: the numbers today are staggering, millions across japan struggling with very little food and water. nearly half a million people there are homeless now, and some 3700 listed as dead, but that number sure will he will rise with ten thousand people still missing in one northeastern city alone. mar
>>> we've been showing you all kinds of destruction in japan. that's a little shaking, mud-spattered cocker span yell in the sendai area. he watched over his injured friend since the tsunami destroyed his home. rescue crews took both dogs to a vet for treatment. >>> candy crowley is anchors "the situation room." >>> now, breaking news. urgent new teams to cool down an overheated reactor. now the u.s. government is stepping in to evacuate possibly thousands of americans from the country and get them away from any nuclear danger. secretary of state hillary clinton tells our wolf blitzer she's worried about the health and saved of americans in japan even as she heads home from tunis tunisia. i'm candy crowley, you're in "the situation room." nuclear experts say the new attempt to douse an overheated reactor has been somewhat effective. helicopters, fire trucks and police water cannons all have been deployed. we are told that radiation levels dipped, but they are still high, so the frarchtic work to prevent a full-scale meltdown goes on. cnn's anna coren is nil tokyo. just brin
concerns are two of japan's nuclear power plants. this is a story we're watching closely. officials say cooling systems in some reactors have failed and some radiation has leaked. more on that angle to the story in just a few moments. >> now our correspondent kyung lah has spent hours trying to make her way to the northern quake zone and joins us now from near sendai, the city heavily damaged by the quake and tsunami. first off, describe the challenge of us of just trying to get to the disaster zone. >> reporter: well, the roads are completely blocked so one of the things that we've been looking for are the stories along the way as we try to make it up to the area that is hardest hit, that area hit by the tsunami, and we found one. this is a city called sirakawa and in this city there is a neighborhood where you can see some of the houses, it really does look like a small little community. you can see the three houses right here. what you can't see behind the three houses are eight houses. those eight houses, more than 24 hours ago, 25 hours ago when that earthquake struck, were complet
>>> four days into an epic disaster. a growing crisis in japan triggering worldwide concern. new explosions shaking japan's crippled nuclear industry all while hundreds of bodies begin washing up onshore. the horror is unimaginable. >>> and thanks for being with us on this monday, march 14th, it's 6:00 a.m. here on the east coast, 7:00 p.m. in tokyo. we're following the developments of this unfolding catastrophe in japan. >> the tsunami's fury in japan becoming clearer this morning. a new day brings new fears of a nuclear disaster now. overnight, another explosion at the fukushima nuke particular plant. radiation levels were detected. this is being called the greatest hardship there since world war ii. hundreds of thousands of people in need. there are long lines at gas stations and at food stores, people are waiting and waiting. there is a shortage of food and water this morning. >>> also, an overwhelming sense of despair as we said, bodies washing up onshore, the number of dead continuing to mount, and also the financial cost. losses from the quake and tsunami could total $100
: are parts made for american cars made in japan? >> a lot of parts. this is how it's going to affect almost everybody. you're getting a lot of parts no matter what. it may be electronic chips, may be transmissions. i don't think anyone has a handle on the situation, how bad it might get. it looks like it will affect toyota more than anyone else. all their plants in japan have been down, some getting back up. honda will be affected. definitely going to be pressure at the dealership level to keep the prices up, especially on models that are in high demand. so i don't expect there will be a lot of bargains for consumers this spring. probably going to be summer before the situation rectifies itself. if you're looking for something like a prius or honda fit that the supply is going to be limited, wait a couple of months. it will probably get better. >>> hello, everyone. i'm don lemon. welcome to the second hour of the cnn "newsroom" here at cnn headquarters in atlanta. a lot of news to get you caught up on in libya. but first look at amazing new video captured on march 11th on the tsunami in jap
going without tonight here in japan. obviously the radiation concerns continue to mount. what exactly will happen with those nuclear reactors? and what does it mean for people living in japan and around the world? we'll certainly try to continue to investigate and bring you more answers as we get them. thanks for watching a very special edition of "sgmd" from japan. much more cnn right after the break. >>> well, we've got more cnn for you right now. and we have some fast-moving developments in libya this morning. the picture you're seeing is of a fighter jet being shot down. this comes as pro-government forces now are pounding the rebel stronghold of benghazi. this happens as a defiant moammar gadhafi warns the world that any interference comes with severe consequences. and from japan this morning, reports that a week's worth of radiation leaks from severely damaged reactors have now led to contaminated tap water, milk, and food. president obama monitoring both global hot spots from brazil this morning. we will have a live report. >>> from the cnn center in atlanta, georgia, t
an earthquake and tsunami slammed japan and we're still getting new video from the day of the disaster. a man if you check this out was driving along the coastal highway last friday when the tsunami jumped the sea wall, swamped his car. his car floated in to a parking lot, but he managed z to get to safety. >>> japan's nuclear agency today raised the fukushima disaster to crisis level five on a one to seven scale. this puts it on par with the three mile island nuclear accident back in 1979. but it is still below the chernobyl disaster which topped the scale at level seven. >>> crews are using helicopters, fire trucks to pour tons of water on the nuclear plant for a second day now. while they try to cool the plant, electricians are trying to hook up a new mile long power line to bring the cooling systems for two reek reactors back on line. >>> people who fled the coast are beginning to trickle back. you can imagine when they see what is left of their homes. >> translator: i have no words to express my feelings. i lost my mind. we will have to start from zero. >> here is a look at what's ahead
are watching "world one." >>> coming up, one week after japan was hit by an earthquake and then a tsunami, efforts to stop nuclear reactors from overheating are going ahead nonstop. >>> a moment of silence in the tsunami zone, over 6,000 people are now known to have died, and over 10,000 are still missing. >>> and for the people who have survived, life still tough. not only homeless, many of them are also short of basic necessities. >>> we begin in libya where rebels desperate for help have been given help after an historic vote at the u.n. the future of libya remains uncertain, but the international community has spoken and the message could be a game-changer for moammar gadhafi. richard roth has details on the diplomatic action from new york. >> reporter: it was a dramatic cliff hanger, susan rice had to work the phones to win enough support for passage of a resolution authorizing a no-fly zone over libya backed by military force. >> this resolution should send a strong message to colonel gadhafi and his regime that the violence must stop, the killing must stop, and the people of libya
. >>> and in japan, engineers struggle to restore power to crippled nuclear reactors. they hope to get it flowing this weekend and restart the reactors' water pumps to cool hot, nuclear fuel. but nuclear plant workers may be paying a heavy price for getting those electric cables reconnected. power company officials now say they will allow workers to be exposed to 250 millisieverts of radiation before pulling them off the site. that is more than 80 times what someone living in a developed country is naturally exposed to in one year. but officials say they are trying to prevent a catastrophe. anna is joining us from our tokyo bureau with more. much work going on there and many more workers trying to get the job done, anna. >> reporter: that's right, natalie. we have some information. a new operation has just got underway. we know there are water pumps sucking up water from the ocean. that truck is then pumping water to a nearby truck, which has an extended arm, some 22 meters high. and this water, this continuous flow of water, is being sprayed in to reactor three. this, of course, is the number on
on this site, there are life threatening doses of radiation. >> japan's emperor addressed his nation today. an extraordinary event reserved for times of war or dire national crises. he says he's touched by the japanese people's calm and order in the face of disaster. >>> well, foreigners scrambled to leave tokyo today. france is urging its citizens to get out now or at least head to southern japan. japan has lost control of fukushima. evacuees say they don't trust the japanese government to be forthcoming. >> i don't believe what i've been told. you know, people are evacuating. all foreigners are evacuating, large multi-national companies, foreign companies are evacuating. you don't really know what to believe. it's better to play it safe. >>> harrowing new video of the moments the tsunami struck. people scream as they try to outrun the water. >>> this is said to be ground zero for the tsunami. a coastal town home to 17,000 people. most are feared dead. a cnn i-reporter sent us this video at the moment the 9.0 earthquake struck. shot it at a tokyo department store. remember, tokyo is 230 m
, alarm. the nuclear warning level in japan is raised as these brave men march head long into the worst nuclear disaster of the century. the faces of the heroes of fukushima, unknown, unnamed, facing certain exposure to radiation levels on the rise. their story, just ahead. >>> and this hour, a new crisis developing on the sands of north africa. the united states and its allies, great britain and france, along with other arab nations have now made it clear to libya's dictator, colonel gadhafi that his offensive against rebel forces is over. air asefsets of great britain a france are being rushed to the region to enforce a new no-fly zone and five u.s. navy warships are steaming off libya's coast, set to take offensive action to enforce it. the president's speaking at the white house just a short time ago, said there would be no negotiation and that colonel gadhafi had to cease attacking his own people or pay the consequences. >> these terms are not subject to negotiation. if gadhafi does not comply with the resolution, the international community will impose consequences. and the resolu
of a long war in libya as moammar gadhafi digs in. >>> the nikkei rebounds as japan's nuclear angst eases a little bit and tokyo electric is ordered to pay compensation tore radiation leaks. >>> and his satirical take on world leaders and sports figure s. >>> this just in to cnn, israel former president has been sentenced to seven years in prison for rape. he was convicted on two charges of rape and other charges. throughout the trial, he maintained his innocence and continued to accuse his victims of fabricating stories. in. >>> now to libya and the fourth day of coalition air strikes on the country. >> it appears to be moammar gadhafi's compound. >> through the night, pro-gadhafi sources filled the skies of tripoli with anti-coalition fire. no aircraft was shot down. the coalition fired 159 tomahawk cruise missiles, hitting libyan air defense sites from tripoli to benghazi. missile attacks and air strikes have commanded scud missile sites. activity in the sky may now have peaked. the coalition air forces have moved from an action phase to what they call a patrolling phase now. >>> that
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